If there’s one area Manchester City desperately need reinforcements at this summer, it’s centre-back.

While they have three good ones on paper, the injuries suffered by Aymeric Laporte and John Stones really stretched Pep Guardiola’s plans, having to use Fernandinho in an unnatural role more often than not.

That’s why rumours surrounding an interest in Kalidou Koulibaly refuse to go away, with the Senegalese looking more and more likely to leave Naples in the summer.

This isn’t anything new, but even with the Covid-19 outbreak putting things on hold, Manchester City still won’t budge, as Gazzetta dello Sport explain Guardiola is ‘looking with interest at the situation’s developments’.

What they mean by that is how the competition act, with Everton reportedly also keen, as Carlo Ancelotti seeks a reunion with one of his former players for whom he has a lot of respect (and vice versa).

It remains to be seen what happens, especially with the uncertainty surrounding the transfer window and how much money clubs will have at their disposal, but if there is an opening for the Senegalese’s transfer, it seems we can expect Manchester City to be there, ready to pounce.